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About Me

Alaina Colpitts, RYT-500, of Within You Yoga

 

Hi. Welcome to Within You Yoga, a little space in the world where I have the honor of holding presence either online or in-person throughout the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Within You Yoga is a project inspired from the many great and terrible life experiences I've had the privilege of moving through. It's a space where folks can move, be still, and connect: inwardly and outwardly.

This is a place for  healing and honoring  the myriad of human experiences - many that we in fact, share. My life's passion is to help improve relationships between people and their own true nature and body; no matter what age, race, creed, size, ability, gender, or religion.

Moving here usually looks like Yoga Asana, dancing, or walking in the woods. Stillness usually takes form in Meditation, Restorative, Yin, and/or Gentle Yoga. Connection happens all around - within, outside in nature, and/or over tea, snacks, and nutrient-dense meals.

I specialize in holding small retreats that combine all of the above.

I bring life and teaching experience to my practice. Including, but not limited to: love, loss, embodiment, spiritual awakening, trauma healing, and seven years working as a Yoga Instructor.

My life, work, and nature is dynamic, and ever-evolving. Alongside my passion for teaching Yoga and other healing modalities, I manage Canton's Mill Town Farmers Market, and I work as a Virtual Assistant to a successful business owner in Washington DC. All of these roles play their part in furthering my evolution as a teacher and leader.

 

Thank you for being here. Let's get curious and see what unfolds as we work together.

About Rose Hill Retreat

Located in Clyde, NC

I have been fortunate enough to now find myself, and partner, Will White (from The Piked Antler Project), living in a corridor between the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, 45 minutes west of Asheville. We call our space Rose Hill Retreat.

Rose Hill Retreat is our home: a quiet, private space nestled in the forest, alongside Panther Creek. It is a perfect location for small group classes of all kinds. See below for the most notable features of the space.

Features:

The Yoga Den equipped with mats, bolsters, blankets, blocks, and heated by a wood-burning stove

The Observation Deck for outdoor classes, gatherings, tea time, meals, and forest bathing

River Rock Fire Circle surrounded by lush canopy

Beautiful Country Roads great for sightseeing & strolling on

Two Beautiful AirBnB's within 1/2 a mile

Please reach out to info@withinyouyogaAVL.com for questions or inquiries to use and/or see the space

Education and Background

300-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certification, The Breathing Space, VA

200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification, Asheville Yoga Center, NC

B.S. in Marketing and Hospitality & Tourism Management, Virginia Tech

CIMBA Study Abroad & Leadership Program, Paderno del Grappa, Italy

 

Continuing Education:

Spiritual Psychology Modules 1-7 (ongoing) with Georgi Y. Johnson & Bart ten Berge

 

Retreats & Workshops:

  • Synergistic Communication with Presence and Ease

  • The Yoga of Being with Anna Pittman and Peter Russell

  • Walking the Path of Wisdom and Wholeness

  • Transparency: The Awakening Program

  • Peace and Presence Meditation Series

  • Yamas & Niyamas 6-Week Workshop

  • Yin Yoga Workshop with Cindy Lundsford

  • 5-Day Silent Retreat with Florian Schlosser

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"Mastery of Yoga is really measured by how is influences our day to day living, how it enhances our relationships, how it promotes clarity and peace of mind."

-TKV Desikachar

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